East Penn Press

Monday, April 24, 2017

Kimberley A. Sando

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Kimberly A. Sando, 53, of Lower Macungie Township, died April 14, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Douglas R. Burrell. They would have celebrated 10 years of marriage Aug. 4. Born in Center Moriches, N.Y., she was the daughter of Charles J. and Anna M. (Biolsi) Kanige, of Melbourne, Fla.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

She earned a master’s degree from Drexel University in 1987 and received her bachelor’s degree form East Stroudsburg University in 1985.

Richard F. Bieber

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Richard F. Bieber, 88, formerly of Allentown, died April 16, 2017, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Lorraine (Geisenger) Bieber. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Helen and Henry Bieber.

He was a manager at Phoebe Floral Shop and worked there for 32 years.

He did a lot of volunteering during his life; the latest through the Mountainville Lions Club, where he earned a Melvin Jones Award. He also did many floral demonstrations.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War in a MASH unit.

Grace L. Repp

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former East Penn teacher

Grace L. Repp, 97, of Allentown, died April 7, 2017, at Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Repp who died in 2000. Born in Maxatawny, she was the daughter of the late J. Arthur and Esther (Ziegler) Gernerd.

She was a teacher in the East Penn School District, Lower Macungie Elementary and the Sayre schools.

She graduated from Kutztown State University in 1939.

She was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Allentown where she was active in the Senior Saints.

She loved singing, playing piano, family time and to travel.

Joseph John Kuzma

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Emmaus

Joseph John Kuzma, 78, of Allentown, died April 14, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of Miriam (Maran) Kuzma. They were married for 58 years Feb. 7. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Teman) Kuzma.

He was an independent truck driver for 22 years, retiring in 2002.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during a peacetime era.

Lillian L. Andrews

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former Pet Foods employee

Lillian L. “Tootie” Andrews, 83, of Alburtis, died April 13, 2017, at Manor Care, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Russell D. Andrews who died in 2005. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Stella L. (Henninger) Conrad.

She worked for the former Pet Foods for 33 years, retiring in 1996. She continued working part time for Radcliffe’s IGA, Mertztown, for 10 years.

She was an avid baker, loved to cook and crochet.

Robert C. Keim

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Robert C. Keim, 86, of Emmaus, died April 3, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Pauline I. (Fegely) Keim. Born in Alburtis, he was the son of the late George and Eva (Pelgert) Keim.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus.

He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.

He worked for Rodale Manufacturing, Emmaus, for many years until retiring.

He is survived by his wife; son, Gary R.; sister, Marion George. He was predeceased by five siblings.

Janet E. Metz

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former Mack Trucks employee

Janet E. Metz, 84, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died April 4, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Bertha (Maw) and Arthur Kingston Sr. She was the wife of the late Harold J. Metz who died in 2008.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and Bethlehem Business School.

She was an IBM data processor for Mack Trucks for 30 years, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Allentown and was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels for several years.

Rachel M. Richards

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Rachel M. (Schupsky) Richards, 96, of Emmaus, died April 6, 2017, at the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of the late Gordon W. Richards, who died in 1991. She was born in Fullerton.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

She is survived by sons, Donald and John and a sister, Dorothy Schock.

Contributions may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 835 Third St., Whitehall, 18052.

Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.